Return to Running

23 Aug

After a week-long hiatus from running post half-marathon I made my glorious return! On Monday night I decided it was time to do a run again so I did a little speed work on the treadmill

  • 10 min warm up
  • 10 minutes of HIIT
  • 10 min cool down
For the HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) I did a 30 s sprint at 8.0 and then jumped on the side and rested for 15 s and repeated for 10 min. I have been wanting to do workouts like this forever but it didn’t seem like speed work that would be beneficial for my long distances. Now that I don’t have any certain amount I need to run I love the freedom to do any type of workout I want!
So far today I have yet to do any exercise besides take Charlie on a walk. Baby steps right?
Speaking of Charlie, I gave him a bath on Sunday night and it was the cutest thing ever. He so did not like it! He was super freaked out afterwards and just crawled into a ball on my lap and went to sleep.
Poor baby.
How do you get back into working out after a race or event?

4 Responses to “Return to Running”

  1. katshealthcorner August 23, 2011 at 10:53 pm #

    AWH! Poor little guy! The first bath can be hard, but he totally works that wet-fur look — he is such a cutie! 😀

  2. Sarah S @RunningOnWords August 24, 2011 at 6:49 am #

    Oh, cute disgruntled wet puppy! Great pictures!

  3. Amy @ Second City Randomness August 24, 2011 at 7:19 am #

    He’s so cute!

    I usually wait 2 or 3 days before working out of any kind. Then, I wait another few days to actually run. Usually it takes that long for me to want to revisit it after a long race!

  4. Kelly August 24, 2011 at 12:12 pm #

    that little guy is so, so presh! I usually base my comeback after a race on how I feel, but if it was a really hard effort definitely take a few days off or cross train before hitting the roads again

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